The poor standard of discourse in the blogoshere…

One speaker from the floor talked about his huge disappointment with the quality of discourse online, particularly the focus on constituency matters and/or plain gossip. Where is the discussion of ideas that shape our political relationships? Damien responded that the blog is a way of interacting directly with local citizens.

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Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty